ORLANDO, Florida – The median age of golfers is getting higher every year. Living in an active adult community with over 500 members with two golf courses, it is amazing to see folks in their eighties and even nineties playing the game. One thing that does come up quite often among all of us, me included, is the misplaced club left behind because we laid it down and forgot to retrieve it on our way to the next hole. If you have brand-name clubs and leave them behind, they often disappear completely because another player has decided that ‘finders keepers’ is the rule of thumb.
Of course, all of us do not like the idea of playing with a wet or grass-covered grip because we laid the putter on the moist or recently mowed grass before getting the ball on the green. Or even worse, taking more than one club to the point of attack in a bunker, dropping one down to play the other only to experience sand all over the grip the next time you go to play with it. Then there is the bad back syndrome. There have been rounds where one of our foursome was struggling with issues and we were picking the ball out of the hole and clubs off the ground to save their back. In a normal round, golfers bend over about 64 times. For some of us duffers, it is even more often.
Well, the answer to all these problems is the Campbell Caddie that you carry in your golf bag explicitly for holding your clubs upright around the bunkers and greens. It’s lightweight, no bigger than a club, sticks easily into the ground and brightly colored to easily find when leaving the putting surface. It can reduce the amount of bending over in a single round by 25%, and is the perfect accessory for those who have been subject to the previously mentioned calamities.
Mike Zogio, a member at Spanish Wells Country Club in Bonita Springs, is the maker and never leaves the golf cart without his ‘Campbell Caddie.” He reminds everyone that it’s the best club holder when working on your short game at the practice area too. At $24.95 it will save you time, frustration, backtracking to find clubs left, bending over to pick up clubs, and the ultimate loss- paying to replace a club that miraculously disappeared.